Destiny 2 Will Launch in 2017, ‘Casual’ Players Welcome

Destiny 2 Will Launch in 2017, ‘Casual’ Players Welcome

Activision Blizzard has confirmed that Destiny 2 will be released this year, though its name is still unknown (we’ll use Destiny 2 unless we’re told otherwise. We know, we know, very original). And Activision has assured fans that the sequel will get additional content post-launch just like the first, courtesy of Bungie.

Activision executive Eric Hirshberg told the media that they are looking to attract new players, without upsetting returning players and their expectations.

We’ve made it more accessible to someone who just wants to have a great more casual first-person action experience,” he said

“The cornerstone of that is a great cinematic story…That’s been a real focus with a great cast of memorable, relatable characters, coupled with some very nice ways to make the game more accessible to a casual player, without losing anything that our core players love.”

2016 proved to be a record setting year for the company, with Activision achieving an average monthly audience of 50 million and Blizzard 36 million. And Destiny (aka Destiny 1) has done nothing but grow since its launch over two years ago, largely helped by the successive expansion packs.

Destiny 2 has previously suffered from launch-date setbacks, but is currently looking at a launch sometime this autumn.

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